January 28, 2014 by Michael Pate
Filed under Arizona, California, Canada, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New York Comic Con, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Top Stories, Washington
Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!
Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!
Schedule is as follows:
Wizard World Sacramento
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
Emerald City Seattle
Wizard World St. Louis
Awesome Con Washington DC
Reed Chicago C2E2
Calgary Comic Expo
Wizard World Minneapolis
Big Wow San Jose
May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
Phoenix Comic Con
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
Wizard World Chicago
Baltimore Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con
Wizard World Austin
Reed New York Comic Con
October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.
Weird Al Yankovic Making 1st Ever Con Appearance in 2013 for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013 Gets Weird
What: Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo returns April 26-28, 2013 at the BMO Centre. Coming off a record-breaking attendance of over 60,000 in 2012, Calgary Expo is taking full-frontal nerdity to the next level in 2013. Featuring guests from comic creator legend Stan Lee to Chris Sarandon, best known for his evil-plotting in 80′s classic The Princess Bride. Following the first-ever reunion in over two decades of the principal cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Calgary Expo presents another exclusive event for pop culture aficionados in 2013. “Weird Al” Yankovic the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time is appearing at a comic-con for the first time ever. His Alpocalypse Tour concert Friday night is a second dose of fandom for those who cannot get enough during regular expo hours.
Special Guests Include:
- STAN LEE (Spiderman, X-Men, Iron Man, The Hulk, The Avengers)
- WEIRD AL YANKOVIC (Comedy Recording Artist)
- LEXA DOIG (Andromeda; Sonya Valentine in Continuum)
- BRET “HITMAN” HART (WWE Wrestling Legend)
- NEAL ADAMS (DC Artist: Superman, Batman, Green Arrow)
- MICHAEL SHANKS (Saving Hope; Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate: SG-1)
- JOHN CARPENTER (Horror Writer & Director Halloween, Escape from NewYork)
- CHRIS SARANDON (Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride, Jack Skellington voice in The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB
When: Friday, April 26, 2013 – Sunday, April 28, 2013
12pm to 8pm Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday
Tickets on Sale: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10am MST www.CalgaryExpo.com
Weird Al Concert Tickets on Sale at Ticketmaster: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12pm MST www.ticketmaster.ca
ABOUT CALGARY EXPO
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a non-profit organization showcasing pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime, and horror. Since 2006, the convention has grown to host over 60,000 attendees in 2012 and is Canada¹s second largest pop culture convention. Calgary Expo April 26 – 28, 2013 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, AB, Canada. www.calgaryexpo.com